Terror has gripped Gwembere village in Traditional Authority Mkhumba in Phalombe district as a husband and his two accomplices killed his wife and chopped off her breasts.
Police have since arrested the husband James Namusiyo, 30, Piason Damson 63-year-old and Mabvuto Mukohowa on murder charges contrary to Section 209 of Penal Code.
The victim, Jennipher Namusiyo was brutally killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning while on her way to seek medication from a traditional healer in a nearby village.
“She left her home around 2:00am of Saturday April 30th to seek medication from a traditional healer in the nearby village. Later around 10:00am her body was discovered by passersby in a semi-bushy area in Mwambeni village,” explained Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira.
A visit to the scene by the police discovered that deceased had multiple stab-wounds in the abdomen, on the elbow of the right arm and in the back.
“Her eyes had been deflated and both her breasts removed probably by a sharp object. Her bicycle lay close to her body”.
Postmortem results at Mkhwayi Health centre indicated death was as a result of accumulation of blood in the Peritoneum due to multiple stab-wounds in the abdomen.
Motive behind this brutal attack is yet to be established. Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.